Tonight we light the 8th candle for Hanukkah and ask the final question. Tonight, each candle is about JOY & laughter. When we collect moments of joy, we bring light into our lives. Tonight's question for journaling and discussion is: What 8 things bring you joy or laughter? Here are mine: Reading Tales of the Holy Mysticat, Jewish Wisdom Continue Reading
Why Rosh Hashanah? Why Now? Who Cares?
Why Rosh Hashanah? Why ritual? Why come at all? (PS it begins Monday September 6 - yes, on Labor Day) Because -- in the midst of our “tsunami of tsuris” an eloquent phase my colleague Rabbi Leah Herz coined - there is comfort in coming together. Simply being present with each other. Hearing healing music. Speaking words of beauty that help us remember, Continue Reading
Healing: Seeking Wholeness For Soul & Body *Begins This Week!
It has been a year since we have been on lockdown and our lives disrupted. My husband and I received our second covid vaccine late last week, and in addition to the huge hope it instilled in me, it also allowed me to feel the weight of the last year. It is funny how that works. Sometimes, when there is a light at the end of the tunnel, you can unclench your Continue Reading
Hope Is In The Air
Bones longing for a rest, Breath waiting to exhale, Shoulders craving to relax, Belly hungry to unclench. Five years of waking up anxious, Guiding myself to count three grateful things Before I turn to the always “breaking news” Of another tear in the fabric of all I hold dear. In January of 2020, Determined to Continue Reading
Prayer For Our Country
A message and prayer I just sent to our Hineni community - thought you might want to hear it too -- Dear Hineni community, I am sure that by now you are seeing the same unbelievable scenes that have unfolded in Washington DC today. I write to you with a prayer for calm and peace to prevail. And to reach out to you with my love and Continue Reading
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